LPN's in Rehab

  1. 0 Hello,
    I wanted to know if any of you rehab nurses are LPNs and what your duties are within the rehab setting.
    Thanks
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  3. Visit  mel82} profile page

    About mel82

    32 Years Old; Joined Jun '04; Posts: 77; Likes: 3.

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  4. Visit  Chaya} profile page
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    I'm an RN in Rehab but I work with a lot of LPN's and they rock! At our facility there are a few duties they can't perform- can't do Charge (no regrets there, so I'm told), push IV meds, be on the code team or initiate blood transfusion ( but can monitor after initial assessment period).
  5. Visit  CashewLPN} profile page
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    hi mel!
    I worked Inpatient Rehab for about 2 years as an LPN... basically, my responsibilities were that of any other Staff LPN in the hospital... no initial assessment, no IVP's, no initiating of blood/blood products, or first dose of antibiotics...(its an assessment issue)


    hope this helps
    -Cashew
    Last edit by CashewLPN on Jun 17, '05
  6. Visit  kae rn} profile page
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    I work inpatient as a RN. We have lots of LPNs, and all of the above is true for our facility. LPNs assume full responsibility for their patients, meds, treatments, cath, bowel program, checking (not noting) orders,... The really awesome thing they are doing is patient and family teaching. They teach catherization, bowel programs, dressing changes, really anything except giving IV medications to the families and/or patient. I often find my LPN has a superb relationship with the patient and family since they care for fewer patients. I include them in on every phase of discharge planning.
  7. Visit  susnam} profile page
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    Quote from mel82
    Hello,
    I wanted to know if any of you rehab nurses are LPNs and what your duties are within the rehab setting.
    Thanks
    I am an LPN and I work in rehab in a rehab hospital. I do everything the RN's do with the exception of being charge or hanging blood. I can do all the assessments, pass all the meds, do the IV's and central lines, and I have the same patient load as the RN's.
  8. Visit  proudmommielpn} profile page
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    I am an LPN in rehab and I do all the RN's do , I work in a school that rehab's students and teaches them a trade to provide for themselves. We do not keep students if they are in need for IV or anything but we do treatments, draw blood, give meds, careplans, assessments.
  9. Visit  cranky} profile page
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    I am an LVN in an acute inpatient rehab. Like everyone else has said, I do just about everything. I cannot do initial assesments, initiate blood or be in charge. I have been told by some charge nurses they would rather work with me than some RNs. But I also have 24 years of expeience.
  10. Visit  RNKITTY04} profile page
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    Ditto what everyone else said but also our LPN's can't take verbal orders.
  11. Visit  jamangel} profile page
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    Quote from mel82
    Hello,
    I wanted to know if any of you rehab nurses are LPNs and what your duties are within the rehab setting.
    Thanks
    I work on a rehab floor for Active Duty soldier's at the VA hospital. They are soldier' shurt in Iraq and stateside. I love it. The soldier's are mad cool.
  12. Visit  CashewLPN} profile page
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    Hmm... now, a year later, I"m still an LPN, back to my rehab roots...

    I work sub acute rehab... I do just about everything... (I work in a non-hospital skilled nursing environment... aka, nursing home, but its a really big nursing home)

    We work with large amounts of LPN's... its maybe 2-1 lpn to rn...

    but, we all work together so that the work can get done.

    --Cashew
  13. Visit  MNlpn} profile page
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    I'm an LPN on an inpatient ARU. I work the 2300-0730 shift. I do the 24hr chart checks, co-sign orders along with the RN, pass oral meds, can hang IV meds on PIVs, can't do PICC or central lines (silly), patient teaching for bowel and bladder care and medication self administration etc. Documentation on all my patients including FIM scores, start discharge paperwork for patients leaving the next day, initiate and close out care plans, You name it....I do it PLUS...I give excellent patient care
  14. Visit  rooo000se} profile page
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    I am an LPN, I work in a hospital. My specialty is rehab however because of low census I work where needed, Med Surg, Peds, GYN, Telemetry and sometimes stepdown. We do everything an RN does except Blood Products, IV pushes. I am IV certified to hang fluids, start IV's. We also take orders and note them ourselves as well as chart checks, taking verbal orders, ect. We do inform the Charge nurse of everthing that goes on with our pts. The RN does the initial assesment on admission. After that the LPN assesses the pt per shift. Any ?s or concerns we go to any RN on the floor et pull them in to the case. We pass meds, insert foleys, dressing changes ect, ect. However we do not charge. It's tiring but a fulfilling job.Team work is crucial and very important. :spin: When everyone pulls for each other the job isn't as hard because we know we have the support of our coworkers.
  15. Visit  newlpn2806} profile page
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    Quote from mel82
    Hello,
    I wanted to know if any of you rehab nurses are LPNs and what your duties are within the rehab setting.
    Thanks
    i am a new nurse and i currently work in an impatient rehab facility. we have lots of traumatic brain injuries and everyone is right, we do just as much as the RN's. we do not start blood or do IV push meds,but everything else is fair game. it has been great experience for me. good luck.


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